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R&D in preparation for ITER operation

Fission and radiation protection

A focused physics and technology programme aims at the consolidation of ITER project choices. It also contributes to a rapid start-up of ITER operation, significantly reducing the time and cost needed for ITER to achieve its baseline objectives.

This programme is executed through coordinated experimental, theoretical and modelling activities using the JET (Joint European Torus) facilities and other magnetic confinement devices, existing, under construction or to be planned in the future.

It ensures that Europe has the necessary impact on the ITER project and prepares for a strong European role in its exploitation.

This programme includes the assessment of specific key technologies for ITER operation through the completion and exploitation of the JET enhancements (first wall, heating systems, diagnostics) and the exploration of ITER operating scenarios by means of targeted experiments on JET and other facilities, and coordinated modelling activities.